The Perfect Red Lipstick (For Less Than $6.00!)

Melissa Jenna Perfect Red Lipstick Revlon Orange Flip 719I’ve always wanted to find the perfect red lipstick, and finally, after years of trying (and buying) shades that just never “work” on me, I’ve done it. I’ve found “the one.” Get excited. (I feel like “Climb Every Mountain” should be playing while you read this post.)

If you’ve never searched for the perfect red lipstick, and haven’t tried on literally dozens of different shades, this will not seem like a big deal to you. But let me convince you: THIS IS A VERY BIG DEAL. Finding the perfect red lipstick deserves a touchdown dance of its very own. (I’ll work on that and get back to you.)

But because I’m, like, the worst at keeping beauty secrets (I love to share!), I needed to hop on here tout de suite, and tell you all about it. (This is the kind of heavy-hitting, issues-oriented discussion you’ve come to expect from me, right?)

So here it is: Revlon’s (Revlon! A drugstore brand! Can you believe it!?) Moon Drops Moisture Creme Lipstick, in the color “Orange Flip” (710). It’s long wearing, doesn’t dry my lips out, isn’t glossy (I find red, glossy lips to look…vampy? Tawdry? You get my point), and the perfect shade of red for my dark blonde hair and freckled skin. Like the name implies, it’s an orange-red, and maybe why I’ve failed at finding the perfect red lipstick for so long is because I’ve been trying “truer” reds, reds with more blue in them. While I love the way a true red looks on others, I get now that it doesn’t work on me. And I’m okay with that. Because this red looks to die on me, and I’m not ashamed to say it.

Here’s the kicker: you can find it on Amazon for $3.89 + $2.09 shipping. That’s a grand total of $5.98, and every time I see that number I blink my eyes a few times in amazement. I’ve tried reds upwards of $40, and nothing, nothing has compared to this one. My entire life I’ve had “champagne taste on a beer budget,” but this time I’ve totally scored. (Insert touchdown dance here.)

If you browse the Amazon listing, you’ll see several other color options, and because they’re all less than $6.00 including shipping, I’m trying 3 others. If they don’t work, I can pass them along to my friends, right? (I just re-upped my cootie-shot, so it’s cool.)

And before anyone asks: I was not compensated in any way for this post. In fact, we might call this a net-loss because of the time and expenditure involved. But I love nothing more than sharing good things, and this is a good thing.

If you end up picking up any of the colors, please do let me know how they work for you! Also, have you found the perfect red? Who makes it? Sharing is caring! 🙂

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  1. This really does look so nice on you. Unlike you, I can’t pull off the orange/red lipsticks. I have to stick to more of a true red/berry red, with the blue undertones.

    We should swap all of our failed lipsticks! lol

    • Thank you! And a trade is the perfect idea! There should be a makeup-swapping site or something. You’d have to have some way to ensure that everything is, like, sterile, but if you could ensure that, it’d be SUPER popular!


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